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Dear Women of Colorado (And The Men Who Love Them),

While you've been busy raising your children, going to work, and caring for everyone around you, Tea Party crazies have been trying to take away women's rights and plunge us back into a previous century.

In 2010, Tea Party extremists gained power in Washington DC, and in many parts of this country. They've presented more than 1100 separate legislative provisions aimed at making women second-class citizens, of which, more than 135 have been passed. These are the kinds of things they've been trying to do:

*   Defund Planned Parenthood, an organization which offers cancer screenings, mammograms, well-woman visits, contraception, treatment of STDs and family planning services.
*   Slash Medicaid for 21 million poor women, so women cannot have health care.
*   Prevent access to birth control and cancer screenings.
*   Repeal ObamaCare, which was the single biggest advancement in women's health in generations. ObamaCare prevents discrimination based on gender, and makes sure insurance companies pay for the things woman deserve, like contraception, pregnancy services, etc.
*   Make women who need abortions to wait longer periods to have them. (Sometimes even, when waiting could cause injury to the woman.)
*    Force trans-vaginal ultrasounds on women who do not need them (government sanctioned-rape).
*   Make women get permission from their husbands or boyfriends in order to get abortions. (What are women and girls who are raped supposed to do?)

Republicans on the radio continue to use the airwaves to insult women, degrade women, and abuse women. Remember Rush Limbaugh who called college student Sandra Fluke a slut and a prostitute eleven times, simply because she had premarital sex with her fiance? How about the conservative radio talk show host who told a father he should have a friend rape his daughter  to make sure she didn't turn out to be a lesbian?

Colorado women and the men who love them will not stand for this lack of respect for women anymore. Join us in a revolt.

Show up to their offices, and make them talk to you. Send them your (clean) underwear to remind them you exist, you vote, and (over your dead body) will they continue to abuse, degrade, mock and insult women in Colorado. Bring your daughters, and granddaughters, and their girlfriends with you.

Picket outside their office with signs, banners, and underwear flags. Call them, fax them, email them, show up to meetings, and generally hound them, until they get the message that they need to go back where they came from.

Raise money for the candidates who seek to replace them (the good guys).

The Bad Guys

These are the bad guys who are at the top of the Republican party in Colorado, all of whom have ties to the Tea Party:

US Congressman Mike Coffman (Republican)
US Congressman Scott Tipton (Republican)
US Congressman Doug Lamborn (Republican)

Coffman, Tipton, and Lamborn are the crazy Tea Party wingnut men who need to answer to you, face to face. Here is where you can find them (taken from their own websites):

Mike Coffman

Congressman Mike Coffman
Coffman's district office is at:
9220 Kimmer Drive; Suite 220
Lone Tree, CO 80124
Phone: (720) 283-9772
Fax: (720) 283-9776

Campaign Offices
5950 S. Willow Drive, Suite 306
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

9249 South Broadway, #200-501
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
Phone: 303-791-6453

Scott Tipton

Scott Tipton has five offices, for your convenience.
609 Main St., #105 Box 11
Alamosa, CO 81101
Phone: (719) 587-5105
Fax: (719) 587-5137

#10 West Main Street, Suite 107
Cortez, CO 81321
Phone: (970) 565-7383
Fax: (970) 259-1563

835 E. Second Avenue, Suite 230
Durango, CO 81301
Phone: (970) 259-1490
Fax: (970) 259-1563

225 North 5th St., Suite 702
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Phone: (970) 241-2499
Fax: (970) 241-3053

503 N. Main Street, Suite 658
Pueblo, CO 81003
Phone: (719) 542-1073
Fax: (719) 542-1127

Doug Lamborn

Doug Lamborn has two offices for your convenience.
1271 Kelly Johnson Blvd. Suite 110
Colorado Springs, CO  80920
Phone: (719) 520-0055
Fax: (719) 520-0840

415 Main Street
Buena Vista, CO  81211
Phone: (719) 520-0055
Fax: (719) 520-0840
(no mail delivery)    

The Colorado Springs District Office is serviced by the Colorado Springs Metro Bus System. The Purple Line Stop is a short walk from the office.

Picket outside their office with signs, banners, and underwear flags. Call them, fax them, email them, show up to meetings, and generally hound them, until they get the message that they need to go back where they came from.

Raise money for the candidates who seek to replace them (the good guys).

The Good Guys

Here are the good guys, men who treat women with the respect they deserve. Please do everything you can to help them get elected.

Candidate Joe Miklosi (Democrat)  
Candidate Sal Pace (Democrat)
Candidate Dave Anderson (Independent)

Register to vote. Make sure every woman you know is also registered to vote. Then, make sure every woman you know does vote. Your life, your daughter's life, and your granddaughter's lives depend on it.

Copy this letter and hand one to every woman you know.

Thank you,
Nancy Cronk
Daughter, Sister, Wife, Mother and (hopefully someday), future Grandmother

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